The Construction Legal Rights Foundation (CLRF) supports efforts to preserve, protect and defend the free enterprise system in construction. The foundation offers financial support through legal and issue advocacy campaigns. Three types of applications are available for financial support, please find their descriptions below.

Legal Application

Apply for funds to support a precedent-setting legal case or for legal issues in defense of contractors. CLRF supports cases not only through financial support, but also through amicus briefs. Anyone who believes they have sufficient grounds for a legal effort directed to these areas and needs financial assistance to do so may apply to the foundation for support after obtaining endorsement from their ABC chapter.

Issue Advocacy Application

The foundation funds ABC chapter campaigns to educate the public on merit shop competition and the disadvantages of project labor agreements (PLAs).

Rapid Response Application

The foundation provides funding for emergency PLA challenges.

For information on CLRF or to request an application please email

ABC Attorneys Conference Is the leading national conference for attorneys counseling merit shop contractors. The content-rich program covers the latest developments and insights impacting labor law and open competition in the construction industry.

For more information on this year’s conference please refer to the Legal Conference website, or for general inquiries, please email